Writer Archaeologist Coastal Ambassador
27th July 2014
Well bugger me. This is brilliant. I do like Jamie's dictionary. I have three shots from Popular Archaeology, April 1980, although the shots are from '73/4. They are used to illustrate Dr John Hunter's article, Archaeology at the Crossroads. In one I'm kneeling in prayer, in the other I'm working, without a helmet, directly below a JCB thing on very dodgy ground. I think the other guy, sensibly wearing a helmet, might be Peter Ellis.
To bring you up to date, I just kept on digging and the colour shot is of me finally emerging, after 30+ years of heroic trowelling, from the Earth's exit wound in Western Australia a couple of years ago.
Best wishes to all 'The Heroes' wherever they may be.